Boyka Parfitt, manager of government and external relations, joined ISTE's advocacy team in 2016 with desire to be part of a mission-driven organization and make a difference. Currently, she manages ISTE’s advocacy programs and coordinates the organization’s federal and state government relations work. Boyka works closely with domestic and international partners, stakeholders, and policymakers. She is passionate about advocating for policies that bring meaningful change in education.
Prior to beginning her career in government relations, Boyka gained extensive experience working for financial institutions as well as for law firms in the U.S. and abroad. She holds a degree in Law from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria and is in the process of obtaining a Master of International Policy and Practice (MIPP) degree from George Washington University.